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Containers is an 8-part audio documentary about how global trade has transformed the economy and ourselves. Host and correspondent Alexis Madrigal leads you through the world of ships and sailors, technology and tugboats, warehouses and cranes. At a ...Show More
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01:58 | Mar 20th, 2018

Jalopnik is proud to bring you Tempest, a series that explores the hilarious and heartbreaking true stories of our relationship with cars. 

29:46 | Apr 19th, 2017

In the conclusion of this series, we peer into the future of human-robot combinations on the waterfront and in the rest of the supply chain. We’ll hear about the strange future of cyborg trucking and meet the friendly little helper bots in warehouses...Show More
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38:01 | Apr 12th, 2017

It’s 1979 and containerization is sweeping through the San Francisco waterfront, leaving the old docks in ruins. As global trade explodes, a group of longshoremen band together to try to preserve the culture of work that they knew. They take pictures...Show More

29:44 | Apr 5th, 2017

It started with a puzzle: why were people in West Oakland dying 12-15years earlier than their counterparts in the wealthier hills? Thepeople in the flatlands were dying of the same things as the people inthe hills, just much younger. Meet the doctor ...Show More

26:40 | Mar 28th, 2017

American companies pioneered container shipping, but now the ocean freight business is dominated by foreign firms. Thanks to the Jones Act, a 1920 law, all cargo between American ports must be carried on American-made ships, so we do still have a fle...Show More
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